This is the first book in a new series for Lori, and I couldn't be more excited to read the next one! Here is my review of Lori Foster's
Run the Risk
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received this as an ARC from NetGalley.
Run the Risk is a book full of romance, intrigue and action. Detective Logan Riske goes undercover to bring down the slimy, but well-connected Morton Andrews the man who is responsible for the murder of Jack Carmin, a friend of his. Morton owned a local club called Checkers and had plenty of cops on the take and looking the other way as he conducted his illegal activities. After Jack’s murder, a man named Rowdy Yates who worked as a bouncer at Checkers gave an interview where he named Morton as the one responsible for Jack Carmin’s murder. But before the story could be printed, the reporter was murdered and Morton was never brought to justice.
It’s two years later and Logan hasn’t given up on bringing Anderson to justice. He’s been researching Rowdy Yates but he proves to be a ghost of sorts, one they can’t find. However Logan believes he’s found Rowdy’s sister Pepper Yates managing an apartment building under an assumed name. He rents the room next to her and assumes the identity of Logan Stark. He’s willing to do anything, including seducing Pepper if that’s what it takes to get information on her brother and use him to take down Morton.
Pepper, aka Sue Meeks, is forced to live a most boring and solitary existence. She knows how important it is to stay hidden, her brother has hammered that into her head for years. She hides behind baggy clothes and a quiet demeanor, hoping no one will figure out who she really is so she can protect herself, and her brother. Things seem to be going well until the super sexy Logan Stark moves in next door. Every day she sees him, standing shirtless on his porch, watching her come home from running errands and every day he gives her a sexy smile and insists on a conversation. His heated stares and gorgeous body make it hard for Pepper, living as the mousey Sue, to keep her distance.
Logan finally breaks through all of Pepper’s defenses and makes progress, only to find out nothing about her or her situation was what it seemed. Even more surprising than that were the genuine feelings he begins to develop for her. When Logan and his partner Reese finally get Rowdy into custody, the truth comes out and they realize how much danger Rowdy and his sister are in and the two officers are forced to join forces with Rowdy so the truth can come out and Morton can be finally brought to justice.
Run the Risk is sexy, action-packed romance that takes countless twist and turns. Nobody is what they seem in this story and Lori Foster does an amazing job slowly peeling back the layers to reveal who each of the characters truly are.
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